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Essie Elizabeth Davis Sanders, 102, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Jack Whitfield Sanders, died Saturday morning, November 17, 2018, at Morningside of Savannah.

Born in Barnwell, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John Davis and the late Carrie Ready Davis. Mrs. Sanders was a former member of Bluffton United Methodist Church. She was a kindergarten teacher and later worked as a dental assistant for 20 years for Dr. Louis L. Castilian. Mrs. Sanders and her husband lived in Bluffton for more than 20 years before moving back to Savannah.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jack Whitfield Sanders, Jr.; two sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Billy C. Sanders and his wife, Harriett; daughter-in-law, Janice Sanders; five granddaughters, Carol Walker and her husband, Kenny, Diane Ramage and her husband, Jack, Julie Chisolm and her husband, Jamie, Frieda DeQuick, and Tabatha Williams and her husband, Johnny, and twelve great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the graveside, Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, conducted by Chaplain Ryan Wilson.

Remembrances: Boy Scouts of America – 11900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1910 or Savannah Early Childhood Foundation – 9 Calico Crab Retreat, Savannah, Georgia 31411-3015.

Online Condolences

  1. Dorothy Williams says:

    I loved Mrs. Sanders and Dr. Castilian. They made a great pair and sincerely cared for their dental patients. We loved the group and I went there as a child until way into my adulthood. They were the BEST!

  2. Marty and Carolyn Smith says:

    Mrs Essie , Was a great part of the Alljoy Community in Bluffton and loved her time spent with her family near the river. Even thought she has not been able to be here lately her presents was missed and now she will be truly missed by the ones who remember her, May God Bless the family and be with you at this time of mourning.

  3. David W Turner says:

    Essie was a great part of my life. She and my mother worked for Dr. Castilian for many years. I will always remember her sweet smile and that pure white hair. She was a beautiful soul who I am sure will be blessed in her eternal home. I thank God for her witness and spirit.

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